Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3
Legislation: Posession of under 500g of cannabis is punishable with 6 months to 2 years in prison, and/or a fine of around INR 100,000.
Law enforcement: Only 10% of those caught are actually convicted, and ‘baksheesh’ (bribe) will get you out of a sticky situation. Some cops may attempt to target foreigners purchasing weed.
Where to buy marijuana: Along the bank of the ganga, towards the right, a little ahead of the guy selling chillums on the street, there’s a sadhu selling really good hash. Ask any Israeli tourist where to find him, there are a lot of Israelis visiting Rishikesh for hash.
Marijuana prices: Rs 20 for a few grams. Seriously low quality, but there’s anything else.